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The Itch of Larceny-Arrondissement Part Forty-Three

A young woman, chicly dressed, was accompanied by six Chevaliers as she left the Tower Cerulean. This was done with much pomp and the entire departure had a theatrical air. The Chevaliers strode in lockstep, their armor shining or rippling … Continue reading

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Take Me to the Fair-Arrondissement Part Thirty Four

           Fire erupted from the crystal chimera’s mouths to the audience’s delight as the barker called out. “Madams and Monsieurs! This is but one of the many wonders that await you inside! You will hear the wisdom of the murmuring … Continue reading

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Hope and Friendship-Arrondissement Part Thirty

“How many times have you taken that apart?” asked Frau Schlüsselherrin. Monsieur L’Horloge gently screwed in the back of the chronoton and then slowly wound it up. “It keeps running slightly slow,” he said holding it up to his ear. … Continue reading

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Uncomfortably Safe-Arrondissement Part Twenty Three

“Tell us what you know,” asked the Marshal of the Coterie du Honor. Monsieur L’Horloge, dressed in his finest suit but with his hair still mussed, tapped his fingers on the enameled table. Each segment bore the sigil of a … Continue reading

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Public Tête-à-Tête-Arrondissement Part Twenty

Olivia was followed by cats all day long even though she was unaware of that fact. She was trying something new, looking for something without trying to. It was proving to be extraordinarily counter-intuitive. It felt like listening to music … Continue reading

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Precise Protection-Arrondissement Part Fifteen

Monsieur L’Horloge, meticulously placed the tiny gears in the order that he removed each one from the chronoton. Adjusting his magnifying rig, he checked to see if there was any dust or other outside contaminates in the interior. Normally, work … Continue reading

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Death and Complications-Arrondissement Part Twelve

The brasserie was silent except for the occasional clink of a glass, the turning of a page, the gentle glug of a drink being poured or the footsteps of the wait staff. In a corner, sat a woman dressed in … Continue reading

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Questions and Schnapps-Arrondissement Part Eleven

Dipping a pen in golden ink, she drew a diagram in the air. Both gazed with an intense focus as they circled it. “Very elegant,” he said. “Danke,” she replied. A moment passed. “However…” “I know.” “Schnapps?” “Please.” Monsieur L’Horloge … Continue reading

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An Evening Stroll-Arrondissement Part Seven

He stopped by the grocer to pickup some root vegetables and fresh peas, then it was off to the meat market for some catoblepas tri tip. The butcher handed his order wrapped in bright red paper and Sergeant Arpin gave … Continue reading

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On The Crown-Arrondissement Part 4

The wind was insistent at the bronze crown of the Wandering Woman. This was not unusual, it was the highest point above the Arrondissement. Monsieur L’Horloge drew his greatcoat tighter as he watched a flock of Psychopomps fly by, their … Continue reading

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